It's been years since I read a historical western romance. Although [b:Hummingbird|734611|Hummingbird|LaVyrle Spencer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1177812509s/734611.jpg|3245526] by [a:LaVyrle Spencer|33987|LaVyrle Spencer|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1287657235p2/33987.jpg] was the book that originally got me into romance many years ago. This is a particularly well written, character driven story. All the characters are complex and mysterious and often not what you initially thought them to be. There is an underlying thread about a fictional (or is he??) character from a dime-store western series called Nat Church which I loved. The two boys Rabbit and Finn were so funny. The villains were genuinely scary although the motivations and identity of all the bad guys was not apparent till the end. The romance was lovely although subdued. It was definitely the plot that engaged me more with this book. Thanks to Pal and Sue for the great rec!